Originally Posted by Steve Bruzonsky
I have a Terra Server 40 TB upstairs in my home office. I had/will have once my theater upgrade/renovation is done my Strato C in my home theater. I also have a Lumagen Radiance Pro and Sony 5000 projector. I am thinking about getting a DV700 disc value, like Ash, and an Alto 4TB blu ray player. This will allow me to rip my existing blu rays (not 4k) to KScape and if 4k upgrade available the offer and price will appear, right? And this will allow me to play any of my disc blu rays (not 4k discs) via KScape without having to buy them from KStore; and if disc is not in KStore, then leave disc in the DV700 disc vault and I can play disc via KScape and disc will appear in KScape menu with other discs, right? I like the idea especially I have a lot of blu ray concert discs and would love to have all of them available online via KScape menu whether obtained for "free" (if I already own disc) from KScape store or whether I store disc in DV700 and have it available in KScape menu.
Aside from the CoStar switch, is a separate software upgrade necessary from Lumagen and if so, msrp?
I understand that both the Alto 4 TB and Strato C will connect via HDMI cables into the CoStar switch, and the CoStar HDMI out will connect to the Radiance Pro. All would be located in the back cabinets hidden of my theater as being renovated.
However, as I have the Terra Server 40 TB in my home office away from my home theater (hard ethernet linked into theater), do I understand correctly that the DV700 simply connects via ethernet to my home network and thus can be located in my home office?
Steve, I recently did what you are wanting to do and am thrilled with it.
I already had the Strato / Terra.
I decided to buy an Alto because I wanted to take advantage of 4K upgrade offers for movies I had on Blu-ray. I had tons of movies that offered 4K upgrades and the Alto works great for this.
After I got the Alto, I still had a lot of Blu-ray Disc that either didn’t have disc to digital rights, or they didn’t have 4K offers. So I decided to add a DV700 for those disc.
I have a lot of Blu-ray movies that still have disc to HD for $5.99, but for now I just let them play directly from the DV700. That way, when the movie becomes available in 4K, I will only have to pay the 4K upgrade price. For example, Jaws. I could have paid $5.99 to convert from Disc to HD digital already, but for now I just play the Blu-ray in the DV700. I am just waiting for the 4K version to show up in the K store, and then just pay the $11.99 price to go from disc to 4K digital, instead of paying $5.99 for disc to HD and then the 4K upgrade for $11.99.
Just to clarify one thing you mentioned above. When the DV700 is added to the Alto / Encore system, it does not rip the Blu-ray to its hard drive. It just plays the disc directly from the vault over its Ethernet connection. Because the disc has to physically load, there is maybe a 15 second delay before the movie starts, compared to a movie saved on the hard drive, which plays instantly. But with the disc loaded in the vault, it functions just like a movie downloaded from the K store. It starts playing directly from the movie, bypassing all the preview, and you have scene access, etc. The only difference is the 15 second delay at the start.
The Strato / Terra paired with an Alto / DV700 just offers a much more complete solution for dealing with and upgrading an existing Blu-ray movie catalog.
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